Marine Debris and Plastics Links
5 Gyres Institute
From The Bow Seat
Mass Green Network
The Rozalia Project
Shore Things: What we leave behind at the beach (WCVB Boston)
The Sunday Journal: Interview with Laura Ludwig (Cape Cod Broadcasting)
In April 2020, 163 organizations (including CCS), companies, and public officials signed the THIS LETTER generated by the organization Upstream Solutions, respectfully requesting the US Dept. of Health and Human Services to dismiss calls by the Plastics Industry Association to promote single-use plastic products as safer than other materials in response to the pandemic. Their request lacked sound scientific evidence, and marine debris researchers, advocates and stakeholders urged the Director to consider scientific data showing that increasing single-use plastics would not provide added protection against COVID-19 for the US population — and it would accelerate the human health and environmental impacts of climate change and plastic pollution.